Cycling enthusiasts in Dubai will now have access to the country's first mountain biking track.
Set amidst Mushrif National Park's lush landscape, the first 20 km trail will be able to accommodate more than 3,000 cyclists daily, with Dubai Municipality announcing another 30 km in the next phase of the project.
The first phase will focus on an easy trail for beginners and intermediate bikers, while the second will mark a tougher route for highly-skilled mountain bikers.
It comes just days after His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, was filmed testing the circuit.
As part of implementing the @HamdanMohammed to transform the emirate into a bicycle-friendly city, Dubai Municipality today announced the completion of the first phase of a project to create a 50-km mountain bike track in the Mushrif National Park.https://t.co/hcBNvQcKMW pic.twitter.com/SGIb95kODF— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 18, 2021
The cycling track is colour-coded based on cycling levels. Green represents a simple and easy trail that suits beginner cyclists, while blue will represent a moderately challenging path suitable for intermediate cyclists and mountain bikers with basic skills. Red will mark a tougher trail that is suitable for highly skilled mountain bikers, while black is used to designate an extremely challenging path that is reserved for experts.
A digital map of the tracks will be available for cyclists to share their location and track the route.
Located less than 20 km from the city centre and 10 km from Dubai International Airport, Mushrif National Park is spread across 442 hectares and is home to 70,000 trees and provides a habitat for native species and unique birds.